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25 DAYS OF SONGS CHALLENGE: DAY 7 – A SONG THAT REMINDS ME OF LAST SUMMER

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I didn’t really have an eventful Summer of 2013, so nothing really stuck out in my mind, music wise. Most people have memories around events (weddings, parties, BBQ’s, festivals) which bring such songs to mind, but last year was a toughie for me all round so I wasn’t exactly a social flutterby.

I can of course remember the hits, but I’m not that into mainstream music as it gets played to death, and I get bored of it As for the likes of Robin Thicke (is a big dick, not has one), Mylie Cyrus, and that little turd Bieber, don’t even get me started…

I do however remember a very catchy song that was stuck in my head for ages, and the only words I could remember was ‘$20 in my pocket’.

Time for a bit of research; thank God for http://www.lyricfinder.org (were would we all be without t’internet?) which came up trumps and found me this little number, ‘Thrift Shop’ by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Wanz).

And when I read the lyrics, it was even more relevant as I have been an avid charity shop moocher for a while now, and yes, coincidentally I did find a couple of gorgeous vintage summer dresses at my local ‘Cancer Research’ last year!

Plus I love the video (apart from all the fur – yuck) which is very funny and obviously ripping the piss out of people like me, but I’m a loud and proud dead people’s stinky old clothes lover, and really don’t care who knows it.

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‘Cos they are ‘fucking awesome’! 🙂

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16 thoughts on “25 DAYS OF SONGS CHALLENGE: DAY 7 – A SONG THAT REMINDS ME OF LAST SUMMER

  1. Yet another one I simply can’t contribute to. NEXT year I’d be able to say “Happy” ! 🙂

  2. Isn’t it wonderful how the right song comes to mind and the lyrics suit the occasion. The brain is as amazing as any computer! 🙂 sometimes!

  3. Love it. Most of my wardrobe came from the thrift store. I spend money on cheese and wine but clothes? Cheap as hell!

  4. “NEVER ANY GOOD”, LEONARD COHEN
    Just after New Year’s 2013, I developed a fondness for someone.  On February 1, I chose to act upon it.  (Yes, I am habitually—that is, chronically—slow out of the gate.)  A bit startlingly, the woman in question accepted my overture not only without hesitation, but, with enthusiasm.  At the end of a tortured (for me, and, should we choose to believe assertions, her, as well) 32 days of fits and starts, her acceptance was rescinded.
    These events unfolded amidst a steady diet of Leonard Cohen, which, though his oeuvre is primarily lugubrious failed romance, curiously seems to have spurred me to pursue my fancy.
    Perhaps aptly, even after it had all gone Pete Tong, Mr. Cohen and I continued our pas de deux all the way to the autumnal weather.
    So, last summer’s musical associations are the Cohen catalogue, including this song, which, for no discernible reason—certainly absent any experiential context—continued to remind me of the Disappearing Woman of 2013.

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